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rl_83 commented about Vogue Theatre on Aug 10, 2017 at 8:49 pm

Film Projectors and associated equipment apparently have removed from what was known as the booth. The projection booth has now become an office.

rl_83 commented about Ontario Place Cinesphere on Jul 25, 2016 at 1:56 am

Does anyone know the location of the DP70s that were installed here?

rl_83 commented about Hollywood Theatre on Jul 5, 2016 at 7:55 pm

Still unsure of the status of the Hollywood. The church group that was in talks to purchase it has seemed to have fallen through.

rl_83 commented about Stanley Theatre on May 14, 2016 at 1:33 am

It was standard fare! I used to work with someone who managed the Vogue during the run of Jedi in 83, he said the lineups were down the block and then some.

rl_83 commented about 5th Avenue Cinemas on May 14, 2016 at 1:32 am

This theatre has been heavily renovated into a sort of VIP Theatre. New seats and decor. A lounge with food and drink has been added.

rl_83 commented about Cinematheque on May 14, 2016 at 1:30 am

New upgrades in 2016, 7.1 Sound and new seats, seat count has dropped to 155.

rl_83 commented about Park Theatre on May 14, 2016 at 1:29 am

This was the Vancouver location for the Hateful Eight 70MM roadshow presentation.

The equipment was provided by Boston Light and Sound and consisted of a Cinemeccanica Victoria 8 projector, a Cinemeccanica 7004 Console Lamphouse, Christie AW3R platter and a DTS XD10 providing the sound.

rl_83 commented about Landmark 12 Guildford on Jan 30, 2016 at 9:19 pm

A few more updates on this site:

The original twin theater opened in July 1977, and was inside the mall. The Spy Who Loved Me, and The Rescuers were the opening films.

The twin in the mall closed in August 1986, and then re-opened in the new building in the parking lot as a 4-plex.

The 4-plex opened on Oct 31, 1986 with the following films: Crocodile Dundee, Trick or Treat, The Color of Money and Children of a Lesser God.

This complex existed until November 1998, when it was incorporated and renovated into it’s current configuration as a 12-plex.

rl_83 commented about Eglinton Theatre on Dec 15, 2015 at 4:24 pm

How big was the screen at the Eglinton?

rl_83 commented about Eglinton Theatre on Dec 14, 2015 at 2:36 am

I believe the Bauers from this location where the ones that were shipped out to Vancouver in which were used as parts machines for the ones installed at the Paramount in New Westminster in BC. They never did run 70 again.

rl_83 commented about Capitol 6 Theatre on Oct 14, 2015 at 8:24 pm

The original Capitol was indeed a Cinerama house, although it was the 70mm version only.

Three Strip was at the Strand.

rl_83 commented about Capitol 6 Theatre on Sep 24, 2015 at 3:04 am

Best source of those is a library with microfiche archives and a lot of time to go through them. I did it many years ago and its really quite something to look at.

rl_83 commented about Cineplex Cinemas Esplanade on Sep 24, 2015 at 2:56 am

Herman, don’t forgot about Station Square 7, that theatre was probably the best out of those builds.

rl_83 commented about 1946 night view courtesy of the Vancouver Public Library. Previous dead links. on May 30, 2014 at 4:34 am

It wasn’t just Ivan, everyone in town called this stretch of Granville “ Theatre Row ”. Too bad it doesn’t look like this today!

rl_83 commented about Projection Room on May 28, 2014 at 11:31 am

The model was a Rank RK-60 35/70mm Projector. It was made by Cinemeccanica, which later called these machines Victoria 8. This one being a RK-60, puts it made between 1958 and 1960. This one was made in 1958, as the first two digits of the serial number started with 58.

Lamphouse was a Strong X60c.

rl_83 commented about Projector #2 on May 28, 2014 at 11:26 am

Funny how’s that’s the same projector, by the time I saw it in person, all the stuff had been stripped from it!

rl_83 commented about Caprice Showcase Theatre on May 26, 2014 at 1:30 pm

That’s an older photo, the current sign has been there longer than 2009.

rl_83 commented about Paradise Theatre on Sep 8, 2013 at 9:52 pm

The Lyric didn’t have an easy time running Caligula, I remember years ago doing research on Vancouver theatres, coming across an article about the protests over the screening of this film. I’m sure that led to the longevity of the run. This was around 1981.

rl_83 commented about Paradise Theatre on Aug 18, 2013 at 11:57 pm

Now known as “ Joe’s Apartment ”, yet another bar on Granville.

rl_83 commented about Hollywood Theatre on Aug 18, 2013 at 11:55 pm

The Hollywood is back showing movies, but more as a special event. They recently played Back To The Future and Lawrence of Arabia in 35MM.

rl_83 commented about Denman Place Cinema on Aug 18, 2013 at 11:51 pm

Granville #1 and # 2 were located under ground as well.

rl_83 commented about Imperial Cinema on Aug 15, 2013 at 4:25 am

Its currently named ‘ Cinema 319 ’ and is technically still open, but for private events.

rl_83 commented about Park Royal Cinemas on Jul 21, 2013 at 11:03 pm

The cost of the land is probably what’s holding back any new multiplex builds. Cineplex I heard wants to open a new complex in West Vancouver.

Esplanade IMO, the bottom level at least, could be converted to stadium seating with some effort. They would lose a lot of seats but it could be done.

rl_83 commented about Willowbrook 6 Cinemas on May 29, 2013 at 1:17 am

I don’t know much about this theatre except they ran Simplex projectors, and were one of the first installations of Dolby Stereo out in the Suburbs.

rl_83 commented about Stanley Theatre on May 29, 2013 at 1:10 am

It doesn’t surprise me that the town drunk tried to kill it.

The Stanley at that point, and even later on when it was THX certified in 1985, was a top notch building head to toe. The Chain treated the building with TLC, and technically, it was probably better than most of the newer complexes built today.

Rumor has it that they moved the THX system over to Station Square #1 “ Bijou ” after the Stanley closed. I do find this hard to believe, as the Station Square opened with this screen already certified some three years earlier.